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About the Southern Surgical Association:

The Southern Surgical Association was founded by brothers W.E.B. Davis and J.D.S. Davis in 1887 in Birmingham, Alabama. Inspired by recent noteworthy advances in surgery, the Davis brothers solicited involvement of surgeons from throughout the country whom they considered professionals of "great eminence". Originally called the Alabama Surgical and Gynecological Association, it was almost immediately renamed the Southern Surgical and Gynecological Association to more accurately represent the geographical dispersion of its members who had already begun to include a few national and even international figures. The Gynecological distinction was dropped in 1916 due to the association's broadened focus that encompassed the wider field of surgery.

Today the Southern Surgical Association is held in high esteem by professionals in surgical and related fields globally. Throughout its rich history, it has been regarded as an institution of expedience and integrity in its reports of surgical innovation. The subsequent and relatively rapid adoption of hundreds of ground-breaking concepts in surgery can be attributed to their presentation and publication by the association.

The annual meetings are characterized by an inviting openness where guests are welcomed and spouses are included. Parallel to the earnestness with which our primary professional agendas are pursued, open and sometimes lively discussions on the reports combine with a family atmosphere to foster participation and contribute to the success of the association. We have a great deal of fun.

Officers:

Selwyn M. Vickers, M.D. Anthony A. Meyer, M.D. Richard A. Lynn, M.D. Kelly M. McMasters, M.D., Ph.D. V. Suzanne Klimberg, M.D.
President
Selwyn M. Vickers, M.D.
Birmingham, AL
1st Vice President
Anthony A. Meyer, M.D.
Chapel Hill, NC
2nd Vice President
Richard A. Lynn, M.D.
Norfolk, VA
Secretary
Kelly M. McMasters, M.D., Ph.D.
Louisville, KY
Treasurer
V. Suzanne Klimberg, M.D.
Little Rock, AR
Reid B. Adams, M.D. John F. Sweeney, M.D.
Local Arrangements Chair
Reid B. Adams, M.D.
Charlottesville, VA
Assistant Local Arrangements Chair
John F. Sweeney, M.D.
Atlanta, GA
Lewis M. Flint, Jr., M.D. Timothy J. Eberlein, M.D. B. Mark Evers, M.D. Dr. Spence M. Taylor David N. Herndon, M.D.
Council Chairman
Lewis M. Flint, Jr., M.D.
Chicago, IL
Council Member
Timothy J. Eberlein, M.D.
St. Louis, MO
Council Member
B. Mark Evers, M.D.
Lexington, KY
Council Member
Spence M. Taylor, M.D.
Greenville, SC
Council Member
David N. Herndon, M.D.
Galveston, TX

Past Officers —grouped by decade.

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Year President 1st Vice Pres. 2nd Vice Pres. Secretary Treasurer
2016 David N. Herndon Thomas F. Dodson Leonard J. Weireter Kelly M. McMasters V. Suzanne Klimberg
2015 Spence M. Taylor Walter Pories David J. Cole Kelly M. McMasters David N. Herndon
2014 B. Mark Evers Kenneth L. Mattox Joseph B. Cofer Kelly M. McMasters David N. Herndon
2013 Timothy J. Eberlein Spence M. Taylor †Eric R. Frykberg B. Mark Evers David N. Herndon
2012 Lewis M. Flint, Jr. Ronald C. Jones David B. Adams B. Mark Evers David N. Herndon
2011 J. Wayne Meredith Kenneth W. Sharp Kevin E. Behrns B. Mark Evers David N. Herndon
2010 William C. Wood Marshall Urist G. Wilkins Hubbard, II B. Mark Evers J. Wayne Meredith

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Year President 1st Vice Pres. 2nd Vice Pres. Secretary Treasurer
2009 L.D. Britt Neal Garrison Alan Livingston B. Mark Evers J. Wayne Meredith
2008 James A. O'Neil, Jr. William Browder Eugene F. Foley L. D. Britt J. Wayne Meredith
2007 R. Phillip Burns Frederick L. Greene Joseph J. Tepas, III L. D. Britt J. Wayne Meredith
2006 Kirby I. Bland Forrest Dean Griffen Charles Bagwell L. D. Britt J. Wayne Meredith
2005 Basil A Pruitt, Jr. Martin L. Dalton, Jr. Timothy C. Flynn L. D. Britt Kirby I. Bland
2004 Courtney M. Townsend, Jr. Lewis M. Flint, Jr. Arthur S. McFee L. D. Britt Kirby I. Bland
2003 J. David Richardson LaMar S. McGinnis Richard J. Howard Courtney M. Townsend, Jr. Kirby I. Bland
2002 J. Alex Haller, Jr. J. Patrick O'Leary Worthington G. Schenk, III Courtney M. Townsend, Jr. Kirby I. Bland
2001 Louis G. Britt Harvey J. Sugerman Larry C. Carey Courtney M. Townsend, Jr. Kirby I. Bland
2000 †J. Bradley Aust Walter Lawrence, Jr. †Lenox D. Baker, Jr. Courtney M. Townsend, Jr. Louis G. Britt

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Year President 1st Vice Pres. 2nd Vice Pres. Secretary Treasurer
1999 Edward M. Copeland III Paul H. Jordan, Jr. James M. Seeger Courtney M. Townsend, Jr. Louis G. Britt
1998 Ward O. Griffen, Jr. Richard H. Dean Jesse T. Davidson Edward M. Copeland Louis G. Britt
1997 Samuel A. Wells, Jr. Henry Laws, Jr. †Daniel B. Nunn Edward M. Copeland Louis G. Britt
1996 John L. Cameron Ward O. Griffen, Jr. John B. Hanks Edward M. Copeland Louis G. Britt
1995 †James C. Thompson Alex J. Haller Peter J. Fabri Edward M. Copeland John L. Cameron
1994 †John C. McDonald †Maurice J. Jurkiewicz Armistead M. Williams Edward M. Copeland John L. Cameron
1993 †J. Lynwood Herrington, Jr. Robb H. Rutledge Norman M. Kenyon †John C. McDonald John L. Cameron
1992 R. Scott Jones Richard J. Field, Jr. Irving L. Kron †John C. McDonald John L. Cameron
1991 John L. Ochsner Louis G. Britt Kirby I. Bland R. Scott Jones †John C. McDonald
1990 †Michael E. DeBakey John L. Ochsner Heber H. Newsome R. Scott Jones †John C. McDonald

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Year President 1st Vice Pres. 2nd Vice Pres. Secretary Treasurer
1989 Arnold G. Diethelm Colin Thomas Charles Gillon Ward R. Scott Jones †John C. McDonald
1988 Hiram C. Polk, Jr. J. D. Ashmore Robert E. Berry R. Scott Jones †John C. McDonald
1987 John L. Sawyers †Boyd W. Haynes, Jr. Edward M. Copeland R. Scott Jones Hiram C. Polk, Jr.
1986 Arlie R. Mansberger, Jr. †Richard T. Myers †John H. Vansant John L. Sawyer Hiram C. Polk, Jr.
1985 †Robert Zeppa †Elmo J. Cerise Duane G. Hutson John L. Sawyer Hiram C. Polk, Jr.
1984 †George L. Jordan, Jr. †J. Lynwood Herrington, Jr. Ivan K. Crosby John L. Sawyer Hiram C. Polk, Jr.
1983 Isidore Cohn Jr. H. Harden Stone Roger T. Sherman John L. Sawyer Hiram C. Polk, Jr.
1982 †G. Rainey Williams †Robert Zeppa Stanton P. Nolan John L. Sawyer Isidore Cohn, Jr.
1981 †Laman A. Gray, Sr. Gilbert S. Campbell George L. Irvin, III †G. Rainey Williams John L. Sawyers
1980 †Felda Hightower †J. Manly Stallworth W. Levi Old, Jr. †G. Rainey Williams John L. Sawyers

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Year President 1st Vice Pres. 2nd Vice Pres. Secretary Treasurer
1979 †W. Dean Warren Isadore Cohn, Jr. Burr Noland Carter, II †G. Rainey Williams John L. Sawyers
1978 †Robert S. Sparkman †Curtis P. Artz †William C. Cantey
1978 Hunter H. McGuire, Jr.
1977 †H. William Scott, Jr. †William R. Sandusky †John W. Donald †W. Dean Warren †G. Rainey Willams
1976 †Walter F. Becker †Arthur I. Chenoweth J. Shelton Horsley, III †W. Dean Warren †G. Rainey Willams
1975 †Willam H. Muller, Jr. Felda Hightower James R. Jude †W. Dean Warren †G. Rainey Willams
1974 †David C. Sabiston, Jr. Robert M. Miles †Thomas N. P. Johns †W. Dean Warren †G. Rainey Willams
1973 †James D. Hardy †Rollin A. Daniel, Jr. †Robert Zeppa †David C. Sabiston, Jr. †Felda Hightower
1972 †G. Valter Brindley, Jr. †Julian Quattlebaum, Sr. †William H. Muller, Jr. †David C. Sabiston, Jr. †Felda Hightower
1971 †Edward F. Parker †Wilbur C. Sumner †William S. McCune †David C. Sabiston, Jr. †Felda Hightower
1970 †Harwell Wilson †James G. Donald †Monford D. Custer †David C. Sabiston, Jr. †Felda Hightower

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Year President 1st Vice Pres. 2nd Vice Pres. Secretary Treasurer
1969 †Goerge H. Yeager †W. Dean Warren †Robert B. Brown †David C. Sabiston, Jr. †Felda Hightower
1968 †Rudolf J. Noer †Eugene M. Bricker †William R. Sandusky †George H. Yeager †Felda Hightower
1967 †Robert C. Coffey †Harwell Wilson †Raleigh R. White †George H. Yeager †Felda Hightower
1966 †Howard Mahorner †Rudolf J. Noer †Benjamin W. Rawles, Jr. †George H. Yeager †Felda Hightower
1965 †Guy Winston Horsley †Howard Mahorner †Wilbur C. Sumner †George H. Yeager †Felda Hightower
1964 †J. D. Martin, Jr. †Laman A. Gray, Sr. †J. Robert Massie, Jr. †George H. Yeager †Felda Hightower
1963 †James A. Kirtley, Jr. †Robert J. Coffey †Oscar P. Hampton, Jr. †J. D. Martin, Jr. †George D. Lilly
1962 †Robert M. Moore Clarence E. Gardner, Jr. James H. Johnston, Jr. †J. D. Martin, Jr. †George D. Lilly
1961 †Joseph M. Donald †William H. Prioleau †Kenneth A. Morris †J. D. Martin, Jr. †George D. Lilly
1961 †William H. Prioleau †William H. Prioleau †Kenneth A. Morris †J. D. Martin, Jr. †George D. Lilly
1960 †Francis M. Massie †James A. Kirtley, Jr. Robert L. Payne, Jr. †J. D. Martin, Jr. †George D. Lilly

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Year President 1st Vice Pres. 2nd Vice Pres. Secretary Treasurer
1959 †George C. Finney †Guy W. Horsley †Robert S. Sparkman †J. D. Martin, Jr. †George D. Lilly
1958 †James D. Rives †Joseph M. Donald †George T. McCutchen †J. D. Martin, Jr. †George D. Lilly
1957 †Floyd W. McRae †Hart Hagan †John V. Goode †J. D. Martin, Jr. †George D. Lilly
1956 †Deryl Hart †Floyd W. McRae †William F. Rienhoff, Jr. †J. D. Martin, Jr. †George D. Lilly
1955 †Carrington Williams †Donnell B. Cobb †Charles H. Edelen †J. D. Martin, Jr. †George D. Lilly
1954 †John C. Burch †Robert M. Moore †Willam A. Johns †J. D. Martin, Jr. †Carrington Williams
1953 †I. A. Bigger †Edward M. Jelks †Deryl Hart †John C. Burch †Carrington Williams
1952 †I. Mims Gage †Webster P. Barnes †J. A. Crisler, Jr. †John C. Burch †Carrington Williams
1951 †Frank C. Wilson †George D. Lilly †Willard H. Parsons †John C. Burch †Carrington Williams
1950 †G. V. Brindley †W. Gayle Crutchfield †Guy Aud †John C. Burch †Carrington Williams

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Year President 1st Vice Pres. 2nd Vice Pres. Secretary Treasurer
1949 †Alfred Blalock †J. M. Emmett †G. V. Brindley †John C. Burch †Carrington Williams
1948 †Edwin P. Lehman †Thomas O. Otto †Roger G. Doughty †Alfred Blalock †Carrington Williams
1947 †Frank S. Johns †Charles Reid Edwards †Frank C. Wilson †Alfred Blalock †Carrington Williams
1946 †Daniel C. Elkin †C. Bruce Morton, II †R. L. Sanders †Alfred Blalock †Carrington Williams
1945 †Charles A. Vance †I. A. Bigger †William B. Marbury †Alfred Blalock †Carrington Williams
1944 †Alton Ochsner †Lucius McGehee †J. M. T. Finney, Jr. †Alfred Blalock †Charles A. Vance
1943 †Barney Brooks †Foy Roberson †Frank Johns †Alton Ochsner †Charles A. Vance
1942 †Barney Brooks †Foy Roberson †Frank Johns †Alton Ochsner †Charles A. Vance
1941 †Harry H. Kerr †Alfred P. Jones †Charles S. Venable †Alton Ochsner †Charles A. Vance
1940 †John Staige Singleton †W. Lowndes Peple †W. A. Bryan †Alton Ochsner †Charles A. Vance

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Year President 1st Vice Pres. 2nd Vice Pres. Secretary Treasurer
1939 †Albert O. Singleton †Barney Brooks †Carrington Williams †Alton Ochsner †Charles A. Vance
1938 †Lloyd Noland †Harry H. Kerr †Samuel L. Ledbetter †Alton Ochsner †Charles A. Vance
1937 †Fred W. Rankin †Charles W. Flynn †Lucian H. Landry †Alton Ochsner †Lloyd Noland
1936 †Harvey B. Stone †Fred W. Rankin †Edwin P. Leham †Alton Ochsner †Lloyd Noland
1935 †Robert L. Payne †William T. Black †William Perrin Nicholson, Jr. †Alton Ochsner †Lloyd Noland
1934 †Frank K. Boland †John H. Neff, Jr. †Edgar P. Hogan †R. L. Payne †Lloyd Noland
1933 †Vilray P. Blair †W. Barnett Owen †E. H. Adkins †R. L. Payne †Lloyd Noland
1932 †R. S. Cathcart †Harvey B. stone †Isidore Cohn †R. L. Payne †Julius H. Taylor
1931 †Hugh H. Trout †Frank C. Beall †Charles A. Vance †R. L. Payne †Julius H. Taylor
1930 †James M. Mason †Urban Maes †Alexius McGlannan †R. L. Payne †Julius H. Taylor

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Year President 1st Vice Pres. 2nd Vice Pres. Secretary Treasurer
1929 †Lucius E. Burch †Albert O. Singleton †Fred W. Bailey †R. L. Payne †Julius H. Taylor
1928 †A. C. Scott †Robert C. Bryan †Robert L. Rhodes †R. L. Payne †Julius H. Taylor
1927 †Guy L. Huniner †Harley R. Shands †Lucius E. Burch †R. L. Payne †Urban Maes
1926 †H.A. Royster †Louis Frank †Frank K. Boland †R. L. Payne †Urban Maes
1925 †Irvin Abell †Stephen H. Watts †A. Johnston Buist †H.A. Royster †Urban Maes
1924 †LeGrand Guerry †James M. Mason †John T.Moore †H.A. Royster †Urban Maes
1923 †James P. Mitchell †Irvin Abell †Battle Malone †H.A. Royster †Urban Maes
1922 †C. Jeff Miller †V.P. Blair †R.L. Gibbon †H.A. Royster †Urban Maes
1921 †Randolph Winslow †Hugh H. Trout †James N. Baker †H.A. Royster †Guy L. Hunner
1920 †Willard Bartlett †C. Jeff Miller †Edward G. Jones †H.A. Royster †Guy L. Hunner

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Year President 1st Vice Pres. 2nd Vice Pres. Secretary Treasurer
1919 †James E. Thompson †Charles R. Robins †George A. Hendon †H.A. Royster †Guy L. Hunner
1918 †L.S. Stone †LeGrand Guerry †Carey P. Rogers †H.A. Royster †Guy L. Hunner
1917 †W.D. Haggard †J. Ernest Stokes †F. R Hagner †H.A. Royster †LeGrand Guerry
1916 †Thomas S. Cullen †Robert S. Hill †Willard Bartlett †W.D. Haggard †LeGrand Guerry
1915 †Bacon Suanders †Thomas S. Cullen †S.M.D. Clark †W.D. Haggard †LeGrand Guerry
1914 †John W. Long †A.C. Scott †James F. Mitchell †W.D. Haggard †LeGrand Guerry
1913 †John Young Brown †Ap Morgan Vance †Lomax Gwathmey †W.D. Haggard †LeGrand Guerry
1912 †J.M.T. Finney †J.E. Thompson †W.P. Carr †W.D. Haggard †Wm. S. Goldsmith
1911 †Rudolph Matas †Lewis C. Morris †Guy L. Hunner †W.D. Haggard †Wm. S. Goldsmith
1910 †W.O. Roberts †P.S. Cathcatt †Joseph C. Bloodgood †W.D. Haggard †Wm. S. Goldsmith

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Year President 1st Vice Pres. 2nd Vice Pres. Secretary Treasurer
1909 †Stuart McGuire †J. Garland Sherrill †John Young Brown † W.D. Haggard †Wm. S. Goldsmith
1908 †F.W. Parham †Henry D. Fry †W.F. Westmoreland †W.D. Haggard †Stuart McGuire
1907 †Howard A. Kelley †Rufus E. Fort †Hubert E. Royster †W.D. Haggard †Charles M. Rosser
1906 †George H. Noble †Stuart McGuire †E. Denegre Martin †W.D. Haggard †Charles M. Rosser
1905 †Lewis C. Bosher †J.D.S. Davis †I.S. Stone †W.D. Haggard †Charles M. Rosser
1904 †Floyd W. McRae †George S. Brown †J. Shelton Horsley †W.D. Haggard †Charles M. Rosser
1903 †J. Wesley Bovee †Christopher Tompkins †Bacon Saunders †W.D. Haggard †Floyd W. McRae
1902 †W.E.B Davis †J. Wesley Bovee †J.W. Long †W.D. Haggard †Floyd W. McRae
1901 †Manning Simons †George H. Noble †L.C. Bosher †W.D. Haggard †Floyd W. McRae
1900 †A.M. Cartledge †Manning Simons †W.P. Nicolson †W.E.B. Davis †W.D. Haggard

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Year President 1st Vice Pres. 2nd Vice Pres. Secretary Treasurer
1899 †Joseph Taber Johnson †F.W. Parham †W.L. Robinson †W.E.B. Davis †A.M. Cartledge
1898 †Richard Douglas †H.H. Mud †James A. Goggans †W.E.B. Davis †A.M. Cartledge
1897 †George Ben Johnston †W.E. Parker †Floyd W. McRae †W.E.B. Davis †A.M. Cartledge
1896 †Ernest S. Lewis †Joseph Taber Johnston †Richard Douglas †W.E.B. Davis †A.M. Cartledge
1895 †Louis McLane Tiffany †Ernest S. Lewis †Manning Simons †W.E.B. Davis †Richard Douglas
1894 †Cornelius Kollock †A.B. Miles †J.B.S. Holmes †W.E.B. Davis †Hardin P. Cochrane
1893 †Bedford Brown †Joseph Price †George A. Baxter †W.E.B. Davis †Hardin P. Cochrane
1892 †J. McFadden Gaston †Cornelius Kollock †George Ben Johnston †W.E.B. Davis †Hardin P. Cochrane
1891 †Lewis S. McMurtry †J. McFadden Gaston †J.T. Wilson †W.E.B. Davis †Hardin P. Cochrane
1890 †George J. Engelmann †Berthold E. Hadra †Duncan Eve †W.E.B. Davis †Hardin P. Cochrane

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Year President 1st Vice Pres. 2nd Vice Pres. Secretary Treasurer
Year President VP 1 VP 2 Secretary Treasurer
1889 †Hunter H. McGuire †W.O. Roberts †Bedford Brown †W.E.B. Davis †Hardin P. Cochrane
1888 †W.D. Haggard †R.D. Webb †J.W. Sears †W.E.B. Davis †Hardin P. Cochrane
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